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Gans gig update and a plug for “Desert Wind…”

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

This gig update may look a little thin to you, but that’s because I am taking a couple of months off from touring (for the most part) so I can concentrate on a book project. Blair Jackson and I are collaborating on This is All a Dream We Dreamed: An Oral History of the Grateful Dead, to be published next year by Flatiron Books.

I am also delighted to report that I’m playing more gigs at home! Phil Savell and I started doing some improvising, and quickly bolted on a very cool rhythm section: Zach Partain on bass, Neil Hampton on percussion. We’re playing roughly once a month at the Monkey House in Berkeley, and we’re starting to spread it around to other venues, too.

My old friend Bob Bralove and I have been doing improv gigs at the Bazaar in San Francisco, and Bob has joined the Monkey House crew a couple of times, too.

I am going out on the road this week, bound for the Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival (Harrodsburg KY), Indianapolis, St Louis (two shows), and a very cool new event in Danville IL called the Phases of the Moon Music and Art Festival.

I will hit Terrapin Hill again around Halloween for Snuggleween, hosted by my BFFs the Rumpke Mountain Boys.

Details on all the gigs below, and new gigs are posted at dgans.com/gigs.html as they are confirmed.

I intend to resume a busy schedule of touring as soon as the book is turned in, and I’ve already got quite a few firm commitments for 2015. Stay tuned.

Now, while I have your attention, I’d like to remind you that I have a newish CD on the market: Desert Wind, Rollin’ River is a 19-song collection of originals and Americana favorites by Eric Rawlins and me. Eric and I have been making music together for more than 20 years, mostly in private settings. We made a record together in 1997 called Home By Morning (which is also still available, of course). Desert Wind, Rollin’ River was recorded in my living room by Stephen Barncard, who is best known for recording the Grateful Dead’s American Beauty and David Crosby’s …If I Could Only Remember My Name. The CD was mastered by Dave Glasser at Airshow Mastering.

You can get the new CD and all my other releases at dgans.com/discography and also in the iTunes store, HDTracks.com, CDBaby.com, and other online retailers.

Desert Wind, Rollin’ River is a ridiculously good bargain: NINETEEN tracks for $14 (to US addresses)!!

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Friday, September 5: Terrapin Hill Harvest Festival, Harrodsburg KY
Saturday, September 6, 8pm: Chilly Water Brewing Company, Indianapolis
Sunday, September 7, 7pm: The Focal Point St Louis MO
Tuesday, September 9: The Shanti, 825 Allen Ave., St Louis MO. DG performs and co-hosts the weekly open mic.
September 11-14: Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival near Danville IL

Thursday, September 18, 7:30-10pm: Improvisation at the Monkey House Theater in Berkeley: DG, Phil Savell, Zach Partain, Neil Hampton, and guest Joe Balestreri. $10-20 sliding scale. Email reservations@monkeyhousetheater for info/reservations.

Tuesday, September 23, 7-9:30pm: DG, Jeff Pehrson, Ira Marlowe, and Mario DeSio at the Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California Street (between 21st and 22nd Avenues), San Francisco

Wednesday, October 8: DG, Phil Savell, et al. at Second Act, Haight Street, SF CA
Thursday, October 9: DG, Phil Savell, et al. at the Monkey House, Berkeley CA

Saturday, October 18: Sweet Blossom String Band (DG, Roger Sideman, Jeff Hobbs, Jacob Groopman) perform at the Shakedown Street Festival. Civic Center Park, 2151 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley. Fre! Music from noon til ? We play at 6pm

Wednesday, November 12, 9pm: DG joins Teja Gerken’s Guitar Showcase at the Sleeping Lady, Fairfax CA

Saturday, November 15, 9:30 am to 1:30 pm: Grand Lake Farmers’ Market, Oakland CA

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As always, I’m in the market for house concert opportunities. If you see an open spot on my schedule in your general vicinity, let’s try to make something happen! And remember: word of mouth is a gigantic part of musicians’ promotion and publicity these days, so if you like my music, please spread the word about my gigs and recordings.

Great thanks to Jim Dunlop Guitar Products for providing me with first-rate strings for all my guitars!

Thanks also to Rick Turner for creating the amazing guitar I play on tour, the Renaissance RS-6.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1354

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Week of September 1, 2014

Part 1 44:09
Grateful Dead 12/27/89 Oakland Coliseum Arena
DRUMS->
SPACE->
THE WHEEL->
I NEED A MIRACLE->
MORNING DEW

Part 2 11:41
Grateful Grass, Dos
BERTHA

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, an iconic venue that hosted the Grateful Dead 18 times in 1970 and ’71. Phil Lesh & Friends keep the spirit of Grateful Dead alive when the band plays five consecutive weekends at The Cap starting October 31. Live music is featured six nights a week at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

New online station streaming the GD Hour

Friday, August 29th, 2014

WTUD at Tiffin Unversity will stream the GD Hour Sundays at 9pm ET starting September 14.

Here is the current Grateful Dead Hour station list.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1353

Sunday, August 24th, 2014

Week of August 25, 2014

Part 1 42:10
Grateful Dead 12/27/89 Oakland Coliseum Arena
IKO IKO
PLAYING IN THE BAND->
CRAZY FINGERS->
UNCLE JOHN’S BAND

Part 2 13:05
Disco Biscuits with Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart 7/31/14 Gathering of the Vibes, Bridgeport CT
I KNOW YOU RIDER

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. Live music is featured six nights a week at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s, a tribute to the late Jerry Garcia. DeadCenter celebrates the music of the Dead every Wednesday; Dead On The Tracks will be at at Garcia’s on August 27. FiKus’ brings the “electro-funkadelic hip-rock” on August 29. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1352

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

Week of August 18, 2014

Part 1 19:39
Grateful Dead 12/27/89 Oakland Coliseum Arena
BIRD SONG->
PROMISED LAND

Part 2 35:51
Grateful Dead, Spring 90 (The Other One) (3/21/90)
ESTIMATED PROPHET->
HE’S GONE

Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 4 (3/22/78)
HOW SWEET IT IS (TO BE LOVED BY YOU)

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, an iconic venue that hosted Grateful Dead 18 times in 1970 and 1971. Garcia’s, the theater’s nightclub, hosts DeadCenter every Wednesday in August featuring Half Step on August 27 and Dead on the Tracks on August 27. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

DG’s new music player

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1351

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Week of August 11, 2014

Part 1 40:16
Grateful Dead 12/27/89 Oakland Coliseum Arena
COLD RAIN AND SNOW
GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD
NEVER TRUST A WOMAN
ALTHEA
ME AND MY UNCLE->
BIG RIVER
JUST LIKE TOM THUMB’S BLUES

Part 2 16:02
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 11 (11/17/72)
HE’S GONE

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a venue whose stage has been graced by Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, and many more greats. Keeping the spirit of Grateful Dead alive! Garcia’s, the venue’s nightclub, hosts DeadCenter every Wednesday in August featuring Matt Turk & Friends on August 13, Half Step on August 20, and Dead On The Tracks on August 27. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1350

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Week of August 4, 2014

Part 1 41:41
Grateful Dead 9/30/80 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco
SPACE->
THE OTHER ONE->
BLACK PETER->
GOOD LOVIN’
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BROKEDOWN PALACE

Part 2 13:51
Bruce Hornsby 11/6/98 Yoshi’s, Oakland CA
TENNESSEE JED w/ Phil Lesh and Steve Kimock

The fan site bruuuce.com has posted a collection of Hornsby’s GD covers. You can download the package for free but they’re asking that you make a donation to one of a selection of charities.

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a venue whose stage has been graced by everyone from Janis Joplin, Pink Floyd, Grateful Dead, and Bob Dylan. Keeping the spirit of Grateful Dead alive! Garcia’s, the venue’s nightclub, hosts DeadCenter every Wednesday in August featuring Splintered Sunlight on August 6, Matt Turk & Friends on August 13, Half Step on August 20, and Dead On The Tracks on August 27. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1349

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Week of July 28, 2014

Part 1 37:37
Grateful Dead 9/30/80 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco
HE’S GONE->
ESTIMATED PROPHET->
DRUMS->
SPACE

Part 2 17:42
Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol. 4 (3/22/78)
SIMPLE TWIST OF FATE
Butler-Bernstein and the Hot 9, Viper’s Drag
SOME IKO

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour cones this week from:

importrantrecords.com, announcing the release of Grey Folded, John Oswald’s plunderphonic masterpiece derived from hundreds of Grateful Dead performances of “Dark Star.” The triple-fold package includes Rob Bowman’s extensive liner notes with comments by Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, and Robert Hunter. Gray Folded, encompassing 25 years of “Dark Star,” now available in audiophile vinyl from importrantrecords.com

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, an iconic venue that hosted Grateful Dead 18 times in 1970 and 1971. This year, legendary Irish rock band Black 47 launches their final year of touring; you can catch them on July 31 at Garcia’s, the venue’s nightclub, which features live music six nights a week. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.

Grateful Dead Hour no. 1348

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Week of July 21, 2014

Part 1 28:05
Grateful Dead, Europe ’72: The Complete Recordings (5/7/72)
DARK STAR
Grateful Dead/John Oswald, Gray Folded
TRANSITIVE AXIS (Radio Edit)

Part 2 27:36
Grateful Dead 9/30/80 Warfield Theatre, San Francisco
FEEL LIKE A STRANGER->
FRANKLIN’S TOWER
SAMSON AND DELILAH

Support for the Grateful Dead Hour comes this week from:

importrantrecords.com, announcing the release of Gray Folded, John Oswald’s plunderphonic masterpiece derived from hundreds of Grateful Dead performances of “Dark Star.” The triple-fold package includes Rob Bowman’s extensive liner notes with comments by Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, and Robert Hunter. Gray Folded, encompassing 25 years of Dark Star, now available in audiophile vinyl from importrantrecords.com

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York, a legendary theater that hosted almost every classic rock ‘n’ roll act in the late sixties and early seventies. Heavy-hitting alt-country rock bands Lucero and J. Roddy Walston & The Business perform on Friday, July 25. Live music is featured six nights a week at the venue’s nightclub, Garcia’s. Events, information, and ticketing at thecapitoltheatre.com.